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, in particular the adoption of broadband in america to help make the united states the most connected nation on earth. we have to hold loafer reduce the holdovers from the last commission. the interim chairman of the fcc showed what an outstanding public servant he is and what an outstanding leader he was. then we have to back new commissioners, both of whom are known to the industry. meredith baker, from her service in the ntma. this is a very eminent fcc. from their comments and their testimony, there are very focused on moving the telecommunications industry forward and on pursuing policies that will be really impact fulful. >> we have some new leadership in the commerce committees that oversee fcc. how do you think they are going to get along with him as things go forward? senator rockefeller on numerous occasions has said that the fcc needs reform. he is laser focused on it. >> i think not only senator rockefeller, but a lot of people who have focused on that. i think reform of the fcc can come in multiple ways. it can come from congress or from the commission itself. both the acting ch
and adoption of broadband in america to help to make the united states the most connected nation on earth. in rob mcdowell and michael copps we have two holdovers, if you will, from the past commission but both very knowledgen -- knowledgeable, both very fair. i think michael copps served as interim chair and showed what an outstanding public servant he is and what an outstanding leader he was. and then we have two new commissioners, both of whom are known to the industry, meredith atwell baker from her service as the administrator of ntia and minion clyburn who we know from her state regulatory positioning. so this is a very eminent fcc, i think, from their comments and their testimony in the case of minion and meredith, really very focused on moving the telecommunications industry forward and on, and on pursuing policies that are really, i think will be impactful and helpful to our companies. >> host: if i could segway to the hill, senator rockefeller and congressman waxman, how do you think they're going to get along with mr. genachowski as things go forward? senator rockefeller has on
to be called a bulletin board. i think i was the first elected official in america to use a computer to communicate with my constituents. we typed in the daily house floor schedule, what bills requester being considered by -- were being considered b the texas house. i almost succeeded into dialing up into the state mainframe computer. i wanted to download bill information and share that with the public, and that aggravated the speaker of the texas house and the leadership in january of '87. no one had ever heard of such a thing, and it was just not done, but i did succeed finally. i did it on my own. actually that was the first, also, i think electronic town hall meeting because i did live dial-up sessions where peoe could text me, they would type in questions, and i would answer them on the keyboard, and i remember there was a blind gentleman who used his computer, he had a voice recognition system that would read text to him, and and he said that was the first time he knew what was going on in his government because his computer would read it aloud to him. so it wasanuary of of '87
of projects like aps for america asking citizens to create applications on top of data to demonstrate their usefulness. >> host: ellen miller has been our guest, sunlight foundation.com is the gateway site for all of the different sites she has mentioned. she was also the founder of the center for responsive politics and public campaign. thank you very much. >> guest: thank you.
and america. practically, what does that mean? >> guest: it has been involved in information technology. this begins by supporting the information technology community, also making sure we have plenty of technology on campus to support our students, faculty and staff. we take information technology very seriously. it probably doesn't hurt that i, as the president, and a computer scientist. we view these technologies for our students and faculty, like the council of old, you have got to have them, it is fascinating when they work, everyone takes them for granted. when something goes wrong everybody notices because everyone has become so dependent on information technology for research, learning, communicating, doing the business at the university. >> host: what kind of investment does george mason makes in hardware and computers? >> guest: at the senior level of the university we make sure there is a commitment to information technology. i have a chief confirmation officers who reports directly to me. she sits in on all the major meetings, curriculum and other matters at the university s
to join in the questioning. gmu is consistently described as one of the most wired universities in america. what does that mean? >> george mason university from its early days has been very much involved in information technology. this begins by supporting the information technology community of northern virginia and beyond and making sure that we have plenty of technology on the campus to support our students, faculty, and staff. we take information technology very seriously. it probably does not hurt that i am also a computer scientist. we view the new technologies as the pencil of old. you have got to have them. when they work, everyone takes them for granted. when anything goes wrong, people notice it because they have become so dependent on information technology for research, communicating, for doing the business of the university. >> what kind of investment does george mason make in the hardware and computers? >> we make sure it the most senior levels that there is a commitment to information technology. i have a chief officer that reports directly to me. she sits in on all the majo
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